A non-invasive technology

for correcting
biomechanics

Why
AposTherapy®?

Developed by orthopedic and sports medicine specialists, AposTherapy® addresses biomechanical pathology by readjusting the load on the lower extremities, pelvis and spine using a footworn biomechanical device.

This non-invasive, drug-free program integrates with the patient’s regular routine and requires only one hour of daily use. 

The patient is monitored throughout the course of the program and as the patient’s gait improves, the device is adjusted to stimulate continued gait improvement and pain relief.

Why AposTherapy®?

Developed by orthopedic and sports medicine specialists, AposTherapy® offers a new approach for the treatment and management of MSK conditions. AposTherapy® treats knee osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal pathologies by readjusting the pressure on the joints of the lower extremities, pelvis and spine.

Developed by orthopedic and sports medicine specialists, AposTherapy® offers a new approach for the treatment and management of MSK conditions. AposTherapy® treats knee osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal pathologies by readjusting the pressure on the joints of the lower extremities, pelvis and spine.

Using a foot-worn biomechanical device, this non-invasive, drug-free treatment program integrates with the patient’s regular routine and requires only one hour of daily use. 

The patient is monitored throughout the course of their treatment program. As the patient’s gait improves, the device is adjusted to stimulate continued gait improvement and pain relief.

How
AposTherapy®
is different

AposTherapy® is a non-invasive treatment program with WOMAC scores that show higher improvements in pain relief and function than painkillers, injections and other non-invasive treatments for knee osteoarthritis.

Backed by extensive clinical research

An independent double-blind randomized controlled study published in May 2020 by the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that 92% of the patients treated with AposTherapy® reported more than a 30% reduction in pain while 83% reported more than a 50% reduction in pain.

Dozens of other peer-reviewed publications support the science behind AposTherapy® as well as its clinical effect. Results of clinical studies have shown a statistically and clinically significant reduction in pain and improvement in function and quality of life following AposTherapy® as well as a significant reduction in the use of pain medication.

FDA cleared

AposTherapy® is an innovative, FDA-cleared, temporary treatment for knee osteoarthritis, while qualifying as a non FDA-cleared wellness device for use with other musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain. 

How
AposTherapy®
works

Using a personally calibrated footworn device AposTherapy® addresses:

  • Biomechanics – reducing load on the affected areas and significantly reducing pain
  • Neuromuscular systems – re-educating the muscles, and correcting the abnormal gait patterns, even when not actively wearing the device

This dual-action process is what makes it possible to reduce pain and improve function.

AposTherapy® enhances knee joint stability, muscle proprioception and gait patterns via an effortless, at-home, cost-effective treatment program.

The system is backed with extensive clinical evidence, showing significant improvement to patients’ pain and function levels by wearing the device for only 30 to 60 minutes daily.

AposTherapy® harnesses biomechanical and neuromuscular training to enhance joint stability, muscle proprioception and gait patterns via an effortless, at-home, cost-effective treatment program.

The system is backed with extensive scientific and clinical evidence, showing significant improvement to patients’ pain and function levels by wearing the device for only 30 to 60 minutes daily.

Slide1 Clinically proven AposTherapy® is clinically proven3,5,7,8 to provide significant pain relief, restore neuromuscular control and improve long-term function. Slide1 Ease of use Offering an effortless regimen, AposTherapy® transforms the patient’s normal, everyday routine into a positive, comfortable rehabilitation process, thus encouraging compliance. Slide1 Continuous monitoring
The AposTherapy® treatment is consistently monitored by specially trained clinicians in order to ensure optimal results.
Slide1 Shareable outcomes Reliable outcome measures can be shared with the patient’s referring healthcare professional upon request.

Meet our AposTherapy Clinicians & Trainers

Slide Out of everything that I’ve done in the past two years for some kind of treatment – this has been the most effective for me.

Robert LaSalle, New York

All Patient Stories Goal is to get back to running again using AposTherapy®
Slide It's amazing how the pain level changes when you put them on.

Rex Thayer, New York

All Patient Stories Has even told his customers about AposTherapy®
Slide How you can perceive the changes in just minute adjustments to the pods is really intriguing to me.

Rett Talbot, New York

All Patient Stories Biomechanical alignment maven

Slide Out of everything that I’ve done in the past two years for some kind of treatment – this has been the most effective for me.

Robert LaSalle, New York

Goal is to get back to running again using AposTherapy®
Slide It's amazing how the pain level changes when you put them on.

Rex Thayer, New York

Has even told his customers about AposTherapy®
Slide How you can perceive the changes in just minute adjustments to the pods is really intriguing to me.

Rett Talbot, New York

Biomechanical alignment maven

The AposTherapy® program

4 easy steps

step 1

In-depth initial assessment

The AposTherapy® program begins with an AposTherapy® trained clinician conducting an in-depth assessment of the patient’s movement patterns and the root causes of their pain. This consultation includes an examination and interview, questionnaires related to pain, joint function and quality of life and a computerized gait analysis.
step 2

Personalized therapy

Once the patient has been evaluated, the clinician calibrates the AposTherapy® footworn device, calibrates the under-sole pods to the patient’s specific needs and prescribes a personalized program for the patient.

step 3

Effortless at-home treatment

Wearing the AposTherapy® device for about an hour a day, the patient can go about his or her daily schedule while the device corrects walking patterns and relieves stress on the affected area(s). Side effects are minor and rare and may manifest as mild fatigue and muscle aches. In cases where these effects appear, they resolve quickly as treatment progresses.
step 3

Ongoing monitoring for optimized
pain and function outcomes

The AposTherapy® program includes follow-up consultations and phone check-ups to assess the patient’s pain relief and function levels. Follow-up meetings include many of the evaluations performed during the initial consultation. Whenever necessary, the device is recalibrated and the personalized therapy program updated.


The AposTherapy®
treatment programme

4 easy steps

step 1

In-depth initial assessment

The AposTherapy® program begins with an AposTherapy® trained clinician conducting an in-depth assessment of the patient’s movement patterns and the root causes of their pain.
This consultation includes an examination and interview, questionnaires related to pain, joint function and quality of life and a computerized gait analysis.
step 2

Personalized therapy

Once the patient has been evaluated, the clinician calibrates the AposTherapy® footworn device, calibrates the under-sole pods to the patient’s specific needs and prescribes a personalized program for the patient.
step 3

Effortless at-home treatment

Wearing it for about an hour a day indoors, the patient can go about his or her daily schedule, while the shoes correct their walking patterns and relieve stress on the affected areas. Any side effects are minor and rare and may manifest in mild fatigue and muscular ache. In cases where they appear, they pass very quickly as treatment progresses.
step 4

Ongoing monitoring for optimized
pain and function outcomes

The AposTherapy® program includes follow-up consultations and phone check-ups to assess the patient’s pain relief and function levels. Follow-up meetings include many of the evaluations performed during the initial consultation. Whenever necessary, the device is recalibrated and the personalized therapy program updated.


Covered
by leading
insurance
companies

AposTherapy® is available in the US and is covered by several leading insurers in locations such as New York, California, New Jersey and Massachusetts.

AposTherapy® is non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical, FDA-cleared and CE registered for treatment of knee osteoarthritis. It combines pain reduction with improved function and muscular control of the joints, both of which lead to an improvement in quality of life.

AposTherapy® is comprised of three integrated components: the AposTherapy® device, activity that is performed during the patient’s normal daily routine and the AposTherapy® clinical pathway. These are discussed in the next Q&A’s.

The treatment is based on performing simple daily activities with the AposTherapy® device which is individually calibrated for each patient based on a thorough, initial clinical evaluation conducted by an AposTherapy® trained clinician. The activity can take place anytime, at home or in the office, as part of one’s daily activities, according to patient preferences and subject to a detailed treatment plan provided by the clinician. AposTherapy® therefore does not interrupt the patients’ daily routine. After a few weeks of using the device at home, patients report reduced pain in daily activities while in regular shoes as well. Patients are then regularly seen for follow-up appointments where they are re-assessed and monitored. The device’s calibration and the program plan may change based on the patient’s progress in order to increase the therapeutic effect.

The AposTherapy® device is personally calibrated for each patient. It consists of two Pertupods, which are convex perturbation units. The Pertupods are mounted on a special shoe-like platform and located below the main weight-bearing areas of the forefoot and heel on each foot. Pertupods are available in two diameters, a variety of convexities and in two levels of hardness for each level of convexity. The Pertupod height can be changed by adding spacers and its weight can be increased by adding a weighted disc. Based on the integration of clinical findings, the results of the computerized gait lab and questionnaires, the gait pattern and the AposTherapy® methodology, the AposTherapy® Trained Clinician can calibrate the location, weight and convexity of each Pertupod.

The location of the Pertupods changes the load distribution along the kinematic chain by changing the location of the center of pressure (COP). This changes the location of the ground reaction force in relation to the various joints, resulting in an altered load distribution within the joints and a subsequent pain reduction.

Simultaneously, the convexity of the Pertupods challenges the muscular control to create an improved muscular pattern within various daily tasks.

According to a personalized program, patients use the device during daily indoor activities, making it possible for the improved muscular control to be instilled.

What stems from the above is that the device is a powerful driver of motor learning because it allows patients to perform thousands of repetitions of the improved pattern of neuromuscular control, within the patient’s environment and during daily activities.

Examples of the effects of the device can be seen in this video.

This video explains how the treatment works for knee pathologies.

Do you have questions about AposTherapy®?

Our provider network

The network of AposTherapy® clinicians – selected private physical therapy and orthopaedic practices that have qualified to deliver AposTherapy® – can offer AposTherapy® to their customers as an integrated part of their offerings, thus enhancing patient outcomes, retention and satisfaction, as well as helping to differentiate their practices.

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